Faculty & Instruments We Teach

The faculty at C4A is an impressive collection of over two dozen of the area’s top teaching artists.

We offer private or shared lessons, classes, and directed ensembles in music and flow arts. You may peruse our faculty by department or alphabetically by last name.

violin scroll Bowed Strings

Cello & Double Bass

Fiddle, Violin, & Viola

YOG bright guitar Plucked Strings


Bass Guitar

Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel, & Ukulele


piano hands (1) Keyboards



Rick Hannah singalong 2015 Vocal

Vocal Instruction

Sikama Congolese-American Choir

Vocal Accompanying & Coaching


Drum set

Hand percussion

Mallet instruments





2016 guitar theory class Nate taking notes web copy Theory

Ear Training

Music Reading for Violin

Music Theory for Guitar Players



Performance Arts

Flow Arts




Fadi Alnaji

  • Oud and Middle Eastern Music
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  • Guitar
  • Hand percussion
  • Sikama Choir
Jonny Beckett

  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
15747706_10102099601508852_7095917975231388876_n Michael & Satina Braswell

  • Flow Arts
  • Magic
 Chia-Ying 120 Chia-Ying Chan

  • Piano
  • Accompanying
Loba Chudak

  • Concert flute
  • Recorder
  • Native flute
Dyke Corson 120 faculty Dyke Corson

  • Pedal Steel Guitar
  • Guitar
  • Country Music Ensemble
Maria Del Toro 120 faculty Maria Del Toro

  • Violin
  • Viola
Tom Faux 120 faculty banjo Tom Faux

  • Clawhammer Banjo
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory for Guitar Players
  • Cretaceous Band
Alyssa Gambill

  • Guitar
  • Guitar from Scratch
John Gantz

  • Scruggs style banjo
Sam Gingher 120 Sam Gingher

  • Accordion
  • Piano
Matthew Gladden 120 faculty Matthew Gladden

  • Piano
  • Accompanying
  • Vocal coaching
Paige Graham

  • Voice
  • Singing with piano
 Ken Holmes 120 faculty banjo Ken Holmes

  • Emeritus banjo teacher
 Josh Houchin 120 faculty Josh Houchin

  • Double bass (string bass)
  • Bass guitar
  • Jazz band
Igor Kalnin 120 faculty Igor Kalnin

  • Violin
Robin Kearton vasupic 120 Robin Kearton

  • Violin, viola, fiddle
  • Bow-Dacious String Band
  • Group violin for adults
  • Olde Music: Renaissance and Baroque Ensemble
Young Kim

  • Guitar
 2015 faculty wayne 120 Wayne Logue

  • Old-time fiddle
 lusardi Johnny Lusardi

  • Violin
  • Fiddle
  • Violin “From Scratch”
Dave Madden 

  • Drumset
  • Mallets
  • Steel Drums
Dorothy 120 faculty Dorothy Martirano

  • Violin
Leigh Meador

  • Piano
Steve Meadows 120 faculty  Steve Meadows

  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Pop vocals
 Version 3  Rick Murphy

  • C4A Chorus director
Sam Payne 120 faculty Sam Payne

  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
chris petterson 120 faculty Chris Petterson

  • Cello
  • Bow-Dacious String Band
Amanda Ramey 120 faculty Amanda Ramey

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Fiddle
 RobSweedler 120 Rob Sweedler

  • Piano
  • Bow-Dacious String Band